Go To Meeting vs. Zoom for Client Conferences, Demo's & Trainings
Here at Casetrackerlaw, our major #1 goal is security next to system performance. We take pride in knowing that Casetrackerlaw uses top of the line hardware, built with Adobe ColdFusion, the same software the US military uses and is PCI compliant. So, when it comes to online meetings with our clients and their clients, we want to make sure that the online software service we use to conduct our meetings is also secure. We use “Go To Meeting” for all of our online meetings and conference calls.
Zoom offers virtual meetings, team chats, video recording, email, and a calendar. All the cool features are available however, after reading the Zoom User Generated Content License Agreement, we will not be using Zoom in the future.
We just wanted to share with you some information that you may not have already known, because who reads the fine print?
Here is a link to the agreement, but I wanted to share a small portion of text from the agreement with you.
You shall at all times retain ownership of your User Content. You hereby grant to Zoom and its executives, employees, affiliates, related companies, agents, licensees, sublicensees, brand partners, production partners, social media platforms, contractors, successors, legal representatives, assigns, third-party service providers and their respective brand partners, marketing or public relations agencies and other affiliates (the “Licensed Parties”) a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully-paid, non-exclusive, transferable, sublicensable right and license to use, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute and re-post (i) your User Content and (ii) your username, name, voice, image, likeness or other identifying information (“Name and/or Likeness”) as the same appears in connection with your User Content, in any manner to be determined in the Licensed Parties’ sole discretion, including but not limited to on webpages and social media pages operated by the Licensed Parties, in promotional emails and advertisements, and in any and all other marketing, promotional and advertising initiatives, and in any media now or hereafter known.
The Licensed Parties may use, display, reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works from, combine with other materials, alter and/or edit your User Content in any manner in their sole discretion, with no obligation to you whatsoever. No use of the User Content or your Name and/or Likeness related to the User Content need be submitted to You for any approval for use by the Licensed Parties.
Notwithstanding the above, the Licensed Parties will have no obligation to make any use of any of the rights granted by you. The Licensed Parties may choose to use, use and stop using, reuse or not use your User Content or Name and/or Likeness at any time. The Licensed Parties’ use of your User Content or your Name and/or Likeness does not imply any endorsement of or any affiliation with you. You hereby waive any right to inspect or approve any use of the User Content or Name and/or Likeness by the Licensed Parties as permitted hereunder.